Epoetin beta Other names: Methoxy polyethylene glycol

Active ingredient description

Epoetin beta stimulates erythropoiesis by interaction with the erythropoietin receptor on progenitor cells in the bone marrow. Epoetin beta is a continuous erythropoietin receptor activator that shows a different activity at the receptor level characterized by a slower association to and faster dissociation from the receptor, a reduced specific activity in vitro with an increased activity in vivo, as well as an increased half-life, in contrast to erythropoietin.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
B03XA03 Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta B Blood and blood forming organs → B03 Antianemic preparations → B03X Other antianemic preparations → B03XA Other antianemic preparations
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
MIRCERA Solution for injection European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 122312-54-3
DrugBank Drug: DB09107
RxNorm Ingredient: 729596
SNOMED-CT Concept: 396043004
Epoetin beta (substance)
UNII Identifier: LR3UXN0193


Epoetin beta is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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